Time and again, it has been proven that with inspiration and courage, one can achieve great heights. Shyama Devi is one fine example of the same. She might now be a popular name among the women of her village, but she has faced her fair share of difficulties and struggles on her path to empowerment.
Life Full of Problems:
Shyama belongs to the Village Fatehpur, Block Vikasnagar, District Dehradun. She is a house-wife, married to Shri Trilok Singh. Shyama lives in a village, where besides being uneducated, the women were not even allowed to step outside of their houses without their husband’s permission. The same was the case with Shyama, whose husband being a drunkard did not even earn enough money to fulfill the family’s basic needs. Being married to Shri Trilok out of her own will, Shyama’s family also did not turned up to support her financially. Then, came the time when Shri Trilok lost his job and everything seemed to fall apart for her family. The situation even...
28th February, 2019, New Delhi
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi organized the 90th Annual General Meeting of the ICAR Society here at National Agricultural Science Centre Complex, New Delhi today.
In his address, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare applauded the construction of Bharat Ratna C. Subramaniam Auditorium at NASC Complex, New Delhi. The Minister mentioned that the newly build auditorium having a capacity to accommodate 1,200 persons at a time is equipped with all the modern world-class facilities. He further discussed that the auditorium is one of its kinds of state of the arts.
The Minister congratulated the ICAR for its 90th successful year. Accentuating the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision to double up the farmers’ income by the Year 2022, the Minister also lauded the ICAR’s various steps in the process of realizing the vision. The Minister also applauded the conferring of...
Zanskar is one of the coldest arid inhabited highlands in the world, situated within an altitudinal range of 3,500 m to 6,478 m above mean sea level. The area is the remotest and one of least accessible parts of Kashmir region with the temperature range from -30°C to 28°C.
Due to the harsh winters, the animal dung seems to be one of the sources of energy in the rural houses to cook foods, boil water and heat up the space to live with ease. This leads the women to wander places for collecting the dung from grazing land and livestock sheds and storing the dung cakes to be used during the winter seasons. During the winter season from December to February, when the temperature rapidly dips down to freeze at about -30oC leading the LPG and electricity to be useless, the dung cakes play a pivotal role in providing the inhabitants a relief from the chilling winter waves.
Plan, Implementation and Testing
Sunshine in this region is quite intense and...
The ICAR was awarded First Prize for its Tableau, ‘Kisan Gandhi’ in the Republic Day Parade - 2019. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Defence, handed over the award to the ICAR team on 28th January, 2019.
The ICAR tableau displayed the importance of dairy farming, use of indigenous breeds and livestock based organic agriculture for rural prosperity.
The ICAR tableau “Kisan Gandhi” portrayed the Gandhiji’s vision to improve agriculture and livestock for the prosperity of rural communities. To gain more insight, he attended a training program on dairy farming for fifteen days in 1927 at Bangalore Centre of the ICAR - National Dairy Research Institute. He also visited and appreciated the 'Indore method' of composting at the Institute of Plant Industry, Indore in 1935.
The Gandhian philosophy included promotion of Swadeshi breeds, organic agriculture and goat milk for better health. In order to realize Gandhi's dream, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research is relentlessly...
Gandhiji had the vision to improve agriculture and livestock for the prosperity of rural communities. To gain more insight, he attended a training program on dairy farming for fifteen days in 1927 at Bangalore Centre of the ICAR - National Dairy Research Institute. He also visited and appreciated the'Indore method' of composting at the Institute of Plant Industry, Indore in 1935.
The Gandhian philosophy included promotion of Swadeshi breeds,organic agriculture and goat milk for better health. In order to realize Gandhi's dream, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research isrelentlessly working towards transforming the Indian Agriculture for ensuring livelihood security and higher income of our Annadata, the farmers. By developing and deploying the cutting edge science and technology, India has succeeded in achieving food self-sufficiency and remains the highest milk and cotton producer in the world.
The tableau depicts importance of dairy farming, use of indigenous breeds and...